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Conveyancing in Manningtree Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/07/17

Local Manningtree attractions

Flatford National Trust Little Bromley St Mary the Virgin Churches Conservation Trust and Little Wenham All Saints Churches Conservation Trust are situated in Manningtree.

Elmsett, Whatfield Rd Airport is 10 miles from Manningtree. Clacton Airport is 12 miles and Elmsett Airport is 10 miles away. The nearest station to Manningtree is Manningtree.

The most convenient hospital for Manningtree is Defoe Day Colchester.

Q.

We are trying to find an affordable Manningtree conveyancing quote. What do we need to consider?

A.

Various firms purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately extra fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms which unwary homeowners fail to check. Any additional fees listed in terms and conditions should be reasonable. The disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on your quote. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

Which of the Manningtree mortgage lender panels are you on?

A.

Of lenders with local branches nearby Manningtree, we with the majority. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Trenter Bacon Ltd, Unit 3 The Maltings/The Quayside Maltings/High St, Mistley, Manningtree, CO11 1AL.

Q.

Why does conveyancing in Manningtree seem to be so slow?

A.

The legal work needed to sell or purchase property will sometimes endure stressful setbacks. Homeward Legal work hard to reduce the burden of these delays if it can be achieved. Reasons for delay include difficulties with mortgage finance.

Q.

Our purchase will complete on 5th January, what should be calculated for SDLT?

The Stamp Duty you pay is calculated with reference to the valuation. On a £1060000 house or flat, stamp duty will be £53000.*

*This information correct as of January 2013

Q.

What is the council tax on a period mid-terrace Band G house in Manningtree?

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You should be supply the property's band within the report on title. The latest tax rates for residents of Manningtree are set out online at the Tendring local authority website. On, 28 February 2013, the rates are:

  • Band A - £978.00
  • Band B - £1,141.00
  • Band C - £1,304.00
  • Band D - £1,467.00
  • Band E - £1,793.00
  • Band F - £2,119.00
  • Band G - £2,445.00
  • Band H - £2,935.00

Q.

Northern Rock will be our mortgage lender - what will we need to know?

A.

Traditionally, most solicitors could act for the majority lenders. Buyers in Manningtree should be aware that some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean increased legal costs for home buyers. Homeward Legal can act on behalf of most CML-approved lenders so that you will not be required to pay an additional fee for your lender's solicitor.

Q.

How do I check whether the conservation area is in a poor state?

A.

Conservation areas are designated by the local Tendring planning authority, who administer everything from including things like street guard rails, rear extensions and public spaces. English Heritage, a government body, have assembled a list about the state of conservation areas as well as the vulnerability of the area.

Q.

We are anticipating to move from our terraced property near Manningtree into our new house in Maldon at what stage to instruct a house removal firm?

A.

The ideal approach is for buyers to delay booking a removal van until such time as you have firmed up a home moving date which happens once contracts have exchanged.

Local removals firms include Schofield R & D Ltd, Harwich Rd, Lawford, Manningtree, CO11 2LR Telephone: 01206 233376.

 
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